Department Sponsored Transportation
Columbia Transportation has contracted with Elite Limousine Plus Inc. to provide a car service to Columbia personnel for department approved purposes. Paper vouchers or VIP cards can be requested with the six digit Columbia account number and requires DAF approval. No tipping is required. Please note that this service should only be used for transportation meeting department approved criteria.
Requesting these services through Columbia Transportation ensures that all students, staff and faculty are covered under Columbia’s insurance agreements and standards. Requestors do not have to create purchase orders as Transportation processes all invoices and bills customers monthly via IDI. These charges will apply to sub-code 4878 "Car Service".
A voucher is required to use a car service. This enables departments, faculty and schools to control usage. Elite will not accept requests without a predetermined voucher number and the corresponding six digit CU account number.
A VIP card can be requested for frequent users. The VIP card eliminates the need to carry vouchers and account numbers can be personalized for ease of use. VIP cards must have departmental DAF approval, as these will be tied to six digit CU account number for billing purposes.
Non-Columbia-sponsored services are abundant in New York City. A car can be booked in advance through one of New York City's many car service companies. Additionally, taxis supervised by the Taxi and Limousine Commission are easily flaggable from most city streets at any time of day or night.